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Dialogue publication

August 2018 edition

Readers share the best book they’ve recently read, we make a case for our Member Value Survey, our latest research grant recipients are revealed, and last call for several high-profile award & grant applications.

CBD TouchPoint publication

May 2018 edition

In this issue of CBD Community Touchpoint, we discuss assessment for learning, including assessing our progress and learning.

Residents Medical Educators

Royal College Research

Recent staff publications / grants @#RCResearch:

Farhan Bhanji (co-author): ILCOR Scientific Knowledge Gaps and Clinical Research Priorities for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care: A Consensus Statement.
Authors: M.E. Kleinman et al.

Pierre Cardinal and Vicki LeBlanc (co-authors): Does the age of acute care physicians impact their (1) crisis management performance and (2) learning after simulation-based education? A protocol for a multicentre prospective cohort study in Toronto and Ottawa, Canada.
Authors: F. Alam et al.

Denyse Richardson and Rodrigo Cavalcanti (co-authors): Feedback Credibility in a Formative Postgraduate Objective Structured Clinical Examination: Effects of Examiner Type.
Authors: L. Stroud et al.

Tanya Horsley (co-investigator): CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grant: Using 'brain hacks' for multiple health behaviour change: Planning the first-in-Canada evaluation of implementation intentions at scale. ($20,000).
PI(s): J. Pressueau, J. Grimshaw and J. Squires

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Statistics 201: Understanding & Calculating Common Medical Statistics

Care to brush up on your clinical statistics? The Research Unit presents another online seminar by statistician Dr. Nick Barrowman (CHEO/University of Ottawa). Contact for more information regarding the presentation.


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Impact of decision to cancel educational exchange programs

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada supports Canada in speaking out about human rights. We are also concerned about the impact of Saudi Arabia’s recent decision to cancel educational exchanges with Canada.

Decision impacts trainees, patients and medical schools

Currently over 1000 Saudi medical residents provide daily care to patients across Canada. Saudi residents make up to one-third of the physician trainees in some province’s teaching hospitals. The Royal College is concerned that the loss of their contributions would significantly impact patient care and our medical system.

Moreover, we recognize the impact of this decision on our medical education system and institutions. Teaching hospitals and medical schools that provide training opportunities for Saudi physicians will be stressed by this decision to withdraw them from Canada at short notice.

We believe in the power of educational exchanges as a way to share our values with the world, and for international students to bring those learnings back home. Canada has a 40-year educational relationship with Saudi Arabia and over 4500 Saudi physicians have proudly achieved Royal College certification since 1978.

This decision will not only disrupt the careers of current resident trainees and their families, it will impact care for Canadian patients and the economic well-being of Canadian medical schools.

We remain hopeful that a resolution can be achieved.